All Locations > California > Joshua Tree Natio… > Comic Book Area > The Comic Strip > The Comic Strip - SW Face
Avg: 2.4 from 73 votes
|Type:||Trad, 140 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||R. Harrison, J. Long, D. Watson and R. Accomazzo, Dec. 1972|
|Page Views:||3,955 total, 21/month|
|Shared By:||Adam Stackhouse on Jul 10, 2002|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionThis is the prominent climb on the prominent formation in the Comic Book area. A beautiful two-pitch crack running up wonderful white granite. Solid crack climbing skills needed.
P1) Climb a crack running up the wall (interesting 5.8) to a scoop/alcove where two bolt belay is found.
P2) This pitch starts with the crux of the climb. Some call it 10a. Crank your way up and over the upper lip of the scoop and into the continuing crack above. Enjoyable jamming leads to the top of the formation.
Descent: Scramble down off to the back and right through boulders.